DESS Aquaculture Shipping has placed an order for a fish-harvesting vessel from a Norwegian shipbuilder.
The FHV will be used to carry salmon from fish farms to processing plants.
The vessel is a SALT 425 FHV design from Salt Ship Design and will be delivered in March 2018.
The new vessel is 59.2 metres long and has a beam of 13.6 metres. She is designed to harvest and transport more than 400 tonnes of fish, and is equipped with a stun and bleed plant with a capacity of 100 tonnes per hour.
DESS Aquaculture is a joint venture company established by Marine Harvest Norway and Deep Sea Supply. The pair entered into the JV to build, own and operate a range of fish farming vessels. This shipbuilding contract is reported to be one of the first investments resulting from the pairing.